PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island ended 2018 at an all-time high with 505,000 jobs in the state, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. There have been over a half-million jobs in Rhode Island for seven consecutive months. At 3.9%, Rhode Island's unemployment rate is now level with the national average.
Governor Gina Raimondo released the following statement on the December jobs report:
"In the last four years, we've changed the way we do economic development, invested in education and job training, and are finally fixing our roads and bridges. With more Rhode Island jobs than ever before, it's clear our approach is working. Now more than ever, we need to protect our progress and continue moving forward until our comeback reaches every Rhode Islander."